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Rural Slums On Worn Out Land Original Resettlement Administration Poster

Rural Slums On Worn Out Land Original Resettlement Administration Poster

  • ca 1935
  • Richard J Hansen
  • 38 x 25 inches (96 x 63 cm)
  • Linen backed

    Linen backing is the industry standard of conservation. Canvas is stretchered and a sheet of acid free barrier paper is laid down. The poster is then pasted to the acid free paper using an acid free paste. This process is fully reversible and give support to the poster. A border of linen is left around the poster and can be used by a framer to mount the poster so that nothing touches the poster itself.

    The price of this poster includes linen backing.

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  • The Resettlement Administration was a New Deal entity created in 1935 to help families affected by the Great Depression, including those in the Dust Bowl. The organization had four divisions: Rural Rehabilitation, Rural Resettlement, Land Utilization, and Suburban Resettlement. Its primary aim was to move poor families into newly constructed communities. By 1937, the agency was deemed ineffective and folded into the Farm Security Administration. Jansen, an artist born in Wisconsin, produced paintings for the WPA that were exhibited around the country (primarily scenes from the Civilian Conservation Corps). He was an official war artist during the Second World War, worked for the National Park Service in the 1950s and was head illustrator for the Agricultural Department in the 1970s.
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